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East Devon Branch celebrates 70 years

The East Devon Branch of The Devonshire Association was inaugurated seventy years ago on 4th November 1949 when twenty members met at Church House, Sidmouth. Formed to serve the surrounding towns and villages of...

Notices (updated 10 Nov 2019)

This is the place for notices and short news items that will be of interest to members of the DA. You may also wish to look at the Events news page where new events...

Events news (updated 7 Nov 2019)

This page notifies recent additions and changes to events – both our own and selected external events. To keep up to date, you should also check the Notices page, where other news is reported....

President’s Symposium, October 2019

The subject of this year’s symposium was Exeter Cathedral. Held at Petroc College, Tiverton on Saturday 5 October, it was hosted by our 2019–20 President John Allan. Nowadays, after many generations of study, the...

Appeal to save Sir Charles Lyell’s Scientific Notebooks

The Devonshire Association and particularly its Geology section is keen to support the following appeal from the University of Edinburgh. “The University of Edinburgh is currently trying to acquire the scientific notebooks of the...

Exeter Branch Report: Mar to May 2019

On Wednesday 13th March (2019), former economist and journalist Philip Agar gave a fascinating talk at the Mint Methodist Church Centre (Exeter) based on his latest book Stumbling through wartime childhood*, which is part...

157th Annual Conference, Launceston 2019

The Devonshire Association’s 157th Annual Conference and AGM was held at the The Eagle House Hotel and the Town Hall in Launceston, Cornwall from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2019. As the...

Resolution for AGM 1 June 2019

The Devonshire Association Annual General Meeting 1 June 2019 Rule 61 requires that a rule may be changed only by the approval of a two-thirds majority of Members present at a General Meeting. Under...

South Devon Branch report for the year to March 2019

Our spring 2018 season consisted of three lectures given by experienced speakers: Derek Gore who described the ongoing archaeological excavations on the Romano-British site near Ipplepen; Michael Martyn who related the sad story of...